As part of the Holocaust Educational Foundation’s mission of spreading and strengthening Holocaust studies at colleges and universities, HEF offers research and teaching fellowships to faculty and graduate students whose academic work is relevant to study of the Holocaust. Sharon Abramson Research Grants provide funding to conduct and complete specific research projects, while teaching grants are intended to help professors either create new courses in Holocaust studies or improve existing courses.
The Sharon Abramson Research Grant is awarded to both faculty (at all levels) and graduate students. These grants help recipients complete projects and publish on a variety of topics, including the history of the Holocaust itself and depictions of the Holocaust in literature and film. A list of previous recipients can be found here.
Support for teaching the Holocaust at the college and university level is HEF’s central mission. For the past several decades HEF teaching grants have provided funding to institutions worldwide to help establish and expand courses and programs focused on the Holocaust. A list of recipients for the 2014-2015 Academic Year can be found here; 2015-2016 Teaching Grant awardees can be found here.